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Salmi, Hannu; Laine, Kimmo; Römpötti, Tommi; Kallioniemi, Noora & Karvo, Elina (2020) Crowdsourcing metadata for audiovisual cultural heritage : Finnish full-length films, 1946–1985. In: Reinsone, Sanita; Skadiņa, Inguna; Baklāne, Anda; Daugavietis, Jānis (eds.) Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference, DHN2020. Riga, Latvia, October 20-23, 2020, (pp. 325-332), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2612/short19.pdf

Crowdsourcing metadata for audiovisual cultural heritage : Finnish full-length films, 1946–1985

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Author: Salmi, Hannu1,2; Laine, Kimmo3,4; Römpötti, Tommi3;
Organizations: 1University of Turku, Dept of Cultural History
2Turku Group for Digital History
3University of Turku, Dept of Media Studies
4University of Oulu, Dept of Art Studies and Anthropology
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020112092252
Language: English
Published: RWTH Aachen University, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-20
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This paper is based on a crowdsourcing project which was realised at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies of the University of Turku between the years 2013–2018. The idea was to develop a format through which long-term crowdsourcing could be integrated into the humanities curriculum. The project was realised in close cooperation with the National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) in Finland. The aim was to help KAVI in developing its open database for Finnish cinema, Elonet, by engaging both graduate and postgraduate students in producing keywords, genre characterisations, plot summaries and other relevant fields of information for Finnish cinema. In total, the project produced metadata for 572 full-length films, both fiction films and long documentaries that had their theatre release between the years 1946 and 1985. The amount is substantial considering that, to date, around 1,600 full-length films have been released in Finland. At the same time, it produced a successful model for drawing on crowdsourcing in the classroom.

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Series: CEUR workshop proceedings
ISSN: 1613-0073
ISSN-E: 1613-0073
ISSN-L: 1613-0073
Issue: 2612
Pages: 325 - 332
Host publication: Proceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference, DHN2020. Riga, Latvia, October 20-23, 2020
Host publication editor: Reinsone, Sanita
Skadiņa, Inguna
Baklāne, Anda
Daugavietis, Jānis
Conference: Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries, DHN
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 616 Other humanities
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